Not to be trite, but the Titanic was steel. Is steel really as necessary as some believe? I've also seen fiberglass sailboats that were rammed in a race and still sailed home all busted up. No doubt that steel is more durable, but I wonder if there is a false sense of security. I suspect a submerged ocean container could rip a hole down the side of a steel vessel as well.
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.